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UPS says it plans to hire more than 100,000 holiday workers [Video]

United Parcel Service said Wednesday it plans to hire more than 100,000 extra workers to help handle an increase in packages during the holiday season.

UPS said Wednesday that it expects a record peak season. Online shopping has been growing for years, and the pandemic has given it an extra boost as some shoppers avoid going to stores.

The seasonal hiring would be about the same that UPS announced before Christmas in 2018 and 2019. Holiday-season volumes usually start rising in October and remain high into January.

The Atlanta-based company said it will have full-time and part-time seasonal jobs, mostly package handlers, drivers and driver helpers. UPS touts the seasonal jobs as ones that can lead to year-round employment, saying that over the last three years, about 35% of people for seasonal package-handling jobs wound up in permanent positions.

FedEx said last week it plans to hire up to 70,000 …

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UPS Reportedly Tells Drivers to Stop Picking up From Major Retailers Amid Pandemic-Amplified Holiday Surge [Video]

UPS has reportedly told its drivers to stop picking up from major retailers amid a surge in holiday shopping that is amplified by the coronavirus pandemic. According to The Wall Street Journal, the outlet obtained an internal message that ordered drivers are not to pick up from a handful of [...]

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https://youtu.be/QvBWu9jVX8M In this footage, hens advance upon an Amazon driver, who makes a fast exit. The hens pursue him to the driveway, then stand guard lest he return.

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ASB MAGAZINE: Two-time world champion surferJohn John Florence, in partnership with Clif Bar, has released a new documentary film Tokyo Rising, through Amazon Prime Video.Tokyo Risingchronicles Florences 2019 professional surfing season and quest to earn a position on the inaugural Team USA Olympic surf team. With Kelly Slater on his heels, Florence is faced with a high-stakes decision five months after reconstructive surgery on his ACL. The battle for Olympic qualification comes down to the Pipe Masters on Oahus North Shore.